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History teacher Derrick Sanders, a first-year Teach For America corps member in Dallas, congratulates his students on a job well done.
—Brandon Thibodeaux for Education Week

At 25, Teach For America Enters Period of Change

Among other new initiatives, the famously protective organization has quietly begun devolving more authority to its 52 regions, some of which are pushing the boundaries of the group's model. (January 15, 2016)

Spotlight on Professional Development (2015)

In this Spotlight, learn how districts are using the talents of teachers in meaningful leadership roles and supporting teachers in sharing their expertise.

Spotlight on Persistence and Motivation

In this Spotlight, discover the benefits and challenges of leveraging non-cognitive factors in classrooms, read commentary on fostering student engagement and inspiring lifelong learners, and reconsider common stigmas of student failure.

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Teacher Beat Blog

05/24 05:31 pm | Bill Revamping Teacher Tenure in California Gets Support | In the wake of the-Vergara appeals decision, a bill to revamp teacher tenure in California has gotten some initial support.

Teaching Ahead Blog

10/18 09:24 pm | Solving Teacher Shortages: A Comprehensive Approach | To combat teaching shortages and advance the teaching profession will require effort across multiple levels of government, William Hayes and Sharif El-Mekki writes.

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Special Collection

Commentary Collection: Perspectives on TFA in its 20th Year
In its two decades, Teach For America has dispatched more than 20,000 young teachers to work in some of America's poorest schools and communities.

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How many times do teachers have to hear that interactivity and inquiry are the best forms for learning from a hired expert lecturing from a text-laden PowerPoint, asks teacher William Tolley.
May 24, 2016 - Teacher
Right now, Las Vegas schools are short hundreds of teachers. And if those who leave the profession could be described as victims of the shortage, these teachers are the refugees.
May 23, 2016 - AP
The nonprofit UnboundEd is stepping in to further the mission of the highly popular EngageNY website to provide teachers resources to help their students meet more-rigorous academic standards.
May 18, 2016 - Education Week
Marcia Powell and Sharon Seaton offer tips for educators on using language in ways that celebrate students' abilities instead of creating anxiety deficits.
May 17, 2016 - Teacher
Although they find parts of their jobs immensely rewarding, many teachers feel ignored in education policy discussions and are frustrated with the constantly changing demands on them, a new survey finds.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
Shared responsibility enables students to regulate their behavior, says Sandy Merz, arguing that high-functioning classes are achievable with device integration if managed efficiently
May 9, 2016 - Teacher
Teacher Julie Hiltz shares some advice on self-advocacy that she's learned on her teacher-leadership journey.
May 3, 2016 - Teacher
Justin Minkel offers a countdown checklist to help teachers manage and make the most of end of the school year.
May 3, 2016 - Teacher
The possibility that the budget impasse in Illinois would extend to a second year and shut down school systems has grown stronger in recent weeks.
April 28, 2016 - Education Week

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